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Royal Dutch Shell (NASDAQ:RDS.A) was downgraded by stock analysts at Howard Weil from a “focus stock” rating to a “sector outperform” rating in a report issued on Friday, Stock Ratings News reports. They currently have a $82.00 price objective on the stock.

Royal Dutch Shell (NASDAQ:RDS.A) last released its earnings data on Thursday, January 30th. The company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.41. The company had revenue of $109.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $118.05 billion.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Kepler Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note to investors on Friday, January 24th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, January 10th. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday, December 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.00.

Royal Dutch Shell plc (NASDAQ:RDS) is an independent oil and gas company.

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